40+ Advocacy Groups Unite to Push for Gun Control

By Kenrya Rankin Aug 24, 2016

After a big push following the Pulse Orlando shooting, the fight for gun control has mostly faded from the headlines. But a coalition of gun safety, civil rights and labor groups are taking the fight directly to the National Rifle Association (NRA).

On Saturday (August 27), more than 40 groups, led by the National Action Network (NAN) and American Federation of Teachers, will march to the NRA’s lobbying office and hold a rally to push for gun safety legislation. The action comes just one day before the 53rd anniversary of the March on Washington.

At the rally, leaders are expected to announce a 72-day direct action campaign. Per a press release posted on NAN’s website, the campaign will include sit-ins, acts of civil disobedience, rallies and marches in Washington D.C., New York City and other cities.